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Like other woodpeckers, the red-headed woodpecker has zygodactyl feet, in which two toes point forward and two point backward, enabling it to cling vertically to trees.

 

Jobs and Internships

Open positions with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and other related wildlife conservation opportunities.


Image of Kristin Ryerson, CWF 2012 summer intern, climbs a ladder holding a juvenile osprey that fell from it's nest after a strong storm in late-June in Absecon, NJ.Kristin Ryerson, CWF 2012 summer intern, climbs a ladder holding a juvenile osprey that fell from it's nest after a strong storm in late-June in Absecon, NJ. © Ben Wurst

CWF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

There are no available positions at this time.


RELATED WILDLIFE CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITIES

Beach Nesting Bird Seasonal Field Assistants
Date: ~ April 1 – August 31
Background: Wildlife Biology
Location: Tuckahoe Field Office (Cape May County)

Job Description: Surveying and monitoring of nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, Black Skimmers, and American Oystercatchers along the Atlantic Coast of New Jersey. Duties including locating nests and broods; band resighting; constructing predator exclosures; fencing, posting and patrolling nesting areas; data collection and entry; educating beachgoers. The 40-hour work week includes 5 weekdays prior to Memorial Day, and then 3 weekdays and both weekend days for the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Requirements: At least three years towards a degree in wildlife biology, ecology or related field. The ability to work cooperatively with the beach-going public and the capacity to effectively communicate with people with differing views in a calm and rational manner is essential. Applicant should be in good physical condition, willing and able to work independently and as part of a team, organized and disciplined and enthusiastic about working to help protect NJ’s endangered beach nesting birds.

Compensation: Salary +/- $11.00-$15.00 per hour (depending on education, experience and job responsibility). Use of personal vehicle may be required in some limited circumstances – mileage will be reimbursed if use of personal vehicle is necessary for work. Housing is NOT provided.

To Apply: Submit a letter of interest and resume including 3 references to:
Todd Pover
Via email preferred:
beachnestingbirds.nj@gmail.com

Or mail to:
New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife
Endangered and Nongame Species Program
2201 Rt. 631
Woodbine, NJ 08270
Attn: Todd Pover


Beach Nesting Bird Seasonal Project Assistant - Monmouth County
Date: ~ April 1 – August 15
Background: Wildlife Biology
Location: Coastal Monmouth County

Job Description: Surveying and monitoring of nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers from Manasquan Inlet to just south of Sandy Hook, with primary focus within the municipalities of Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright, Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park (Long Branch), Belmar, and Spring Lake/Sea Girt. Assistance with similar work in other parts of the coast may periodically be required as needed. Duties including locating nests and broods; constructing predator exclosures; fencing, posting and patrolling nesting areas; data collection and entry; educating beachgoers. Employee will also help coordinate and schedule work for two interns from Monmouth University. The 40-hour work week includes 5 weekdays prior to Memorial Day, and then 3 weekdays and both weekend days for the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Requirements: A degree in wildlife biology, ecology or related field. Previous experience working with beach nesting birds and/or working on conservation issues with local communities a plus. Employee will have to provide their own transportation, including the ability to occasionally transport equipment and materials (fence, posts, signs, rope, post-hole digger, etc.). Ownership or access to a computer necessary. The ability to work cooperatively with the beach-going public and local officials and the capacity to effectively communicate with people with differing views in a calm and rational manner is essential. Applicant should be in good physical condition, willing and able to work independently and as part of a team, organized and disciplined and enthusiastic about working to help protect NJ’s endangered beach nesting birds.

Compensation: Salary +/- $11.00-$15.00 per hour (depending on education and experience). Mileage will be reimbursed for use of personal vehicle. Housing is NOT provided.

To Apply: Submit a letter of interest and resume including 3 references to:
Todd Pover
Via email preferred:
beachnestingbirds.nj@gmail.com

Or mail to:
New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife
Endangered and Nongame Species Program
2201 Rt. 631
Woodbine, NJ 08270
Attn: Todd Pover


CWF INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey is excited to offer 2016 Winter Internship opportunities. Once offered, internships can begin on a rolling basis.

Our volunteer opportunities include both field work internships and office-based internships. These internships can offer either course credit or professional experience - depending on the intern's university requirements. Small stipends may be available in certain cases.


CWF OFFICE-BASED INTERNSHIPS

The following positions can be structured to potentially earn credits or volunteer hours. They are based in Trenton, New Jersey. Schedule can range from 7-25 hours per week, with flexible hours. College students, graduate students, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to intern@conservewildlifenj.org.

Wildlife Conservation Internship

Assist CWF's various wildlife projects through research, correspondence, and administrative work.

Communications Internship

Work with CWF staff on social media strategy, email marketing, media relations and other public outreach projects.

Journalism Internship

Work with CWF staff on website copy, blogging, media strategy, print and electronic newsletter projects.

Environmental Education Internship

Provide hands-on support for CWF's education programs. Opportunities for work at locations in Ocean County, Morris County and Mercer County.

Special Events and Fundraising Internship

Special Events and Fundraising internship to include developing event logistics, researching prospective donors, creating and distributing announcements and invitations, securing, collecting and tracking auction items, assisting with mailings and phone calls related to donations, and providing support for event planning and other fundraising projects as needed. A minimum of 14 hours a week required.

Marketing Internship

Work with CWF staff on corporate outreach, member outreach, and event promotion.

Public Affairs Internship

Assist CWF on policy initiatives, including research, communications, and serving as a liaison on various advocacy initiatives.


CWF VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA INTERNSHIPS (PAID STIPEND POSSIBLE)

The following position may be able to offer a paid stipend for qualified candidates. Intern will need the ability to travel, but can otherwise be managed from home or school. Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to intern@conservewildlifenj.org.

Videography Internship

Gather footage and edit videos showcasing CWF's wildlife projects statewide. Should have video experience; access to video equipment is recommended. Intern will need capacity for at least some state travel, which will be reimbursed to intern. Qualified applicants may be eligible for an additional paid stipend.


CWF RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS

Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to intern@conservewildlifenj.org

Wildlife Research Internship

Assist and support our many wildlife initiatives with research that can be done from home or from school. Flexible scheduling and consideration of potential topics.


CWF FIELD INTERNSHIPS

Great Bay Terrapin Project Summer Student Internship - Application period ends March 15, 2016.

This is a volunteer position in the southern Ocean County & Atlantic County areas. This year the position is a volunteer position. We are seeking two student interns for 2016.

Intern(s) will work with CWF biologists and conduct hourly surveys on Great Bay Blvd. in Little Egg Harbor and Route 30 in Absecon from mid-May to late July. Intern will use their own vehicle to conduct road patrols and collect morphometric data on nesting terrapins. They will also work with volunteers to schedule patrols and manage roads that are patrolled. The main goals of the project are to reduce road mortality rates, raise awareness of terrapins, and to educate the public about terrapins. Interns will also help enter and analyze data.

For more info and to apply:

Download 2016 Great Bay Terrapin Project Internship

2016 Great Bay Terrapin Project Internship - 333.5KB
Information about the Great Bay Terrapin Project Volunteer Internship in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.


RELATED WILDLIFE CONSERVATION INTERNSHIPS

Environmental Education Internship - Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park, NJ


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